Friday, March 24, 2017

Finishing With the Spiritual Animal Kingdom and Deceit

March has been an extraordinarily busy month for me, and I've fallen a bit behind in posting here in the Half Hour Hegel blog.  In addition to giving a number of talks, and picking up quite a few new tutorial and philosophical counseling clients, I've also managed to get somewhat ahead on the video production.

My Patreon supporters - this is one of their big perks - have already viewed most of the next section, Reason As Lawgiver.  (And I've actually released one video on that new section for the general public already as well).  I did manage to release all of the remaining videos for the "Spiritual Animal Kingdom and Deceit" section over the course of March.

That's a rather longish section compared to the two that follow - and that finish up the entire Reason portion of the work - and although I enjoyed creating the commentary, I'm happy to have it behind me!  Here are the final five videos from that section:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Public Q&A Session for March!

We're holding the next Half Hour Hegel public Q&A session a bit later on this week - Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time.

This is a public service that I offer as a way of giving back to the online intellectual community.  It's effectively underwritten by my Patreon supporters (and I do offer a second, exclusive session later on in the month for them).

If you've got any Hegel-related questions - and if you're reading Hegel, you likely do! - then by all means, join in and ask your questions, and I'll do my best to answer them.  You can access the online session at our ReasonIO meeting site.  Hopefully, I'll see you there!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Continuing On Through the Spiritual Animal Kingdom

We're continuing on through this sub-portion of the final portion of the massive (200+ paragraph) Reason section of the Phenomenology.  What's particularly interesting about this part, I would say, is the analysis that Hegel gives to human action, to the practical as centrally important for self-consciousness.

Can a person discover who - or what - he or she is through their action, through losing and finding him or herself in a "matter in hand" (Sache selbst)?  That's what this part of the work is working away at.

Here are the next three videos in the Spiritual Animal Kingdom section

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Starting The Third Sub-Section Of Reason


We're now starting a new - and final - portion of the quite-long Reason section of the Phenomenology, "Individuality Which Takes Itself To Be Real In and For Itself".  We're picking up where rational self-consciousness left off at the end of the second portion.

Here is the video for the introductory three paragraphs of Individuality Real In and For Itself:
Here are the first three paragraphs of the Spiritual Animal Kingdom portion:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Two Videos of Interest

Some time back, I created a video that walked viewers through the process of creating the videos in the Half Hour Hegel series.  Much more recently, I shot another Hegel-related video in a different series, in which I talk about my own philosophical developments, commitments, and interests.

Both of those might be of interest to readers of this blog and to people interested in the Half Hour Hegel series specifically.  So, for those who would like to view them, here are those two videos: